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Iberdrola completes Ohio's biggest wind project

UNITED STATES: Construction has finished on Iberdrola’s 304MW Blue Creek wind farm in Ohio.

Blue Creek is situated in six townships in Van Wert and Paulding Counties, Ohio and features 152 Gamesa G90 2MW turbines. The project more than doubles Ohio's current capacity.

The project has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with FirstEnergy Solutions covering 100MW of its generating capacity.

Iberdrola has also started work this month on the 189MW Manzana wind power project, located near the town of Rosamond in California.

This project has secured two PPAs, one with the San Diego Gas & Electric company, which will receive the power generated by 100MW over the next 20 years, and another with the City of Santa Clara’s Silicon Valley Power, which will receive the energy produced by 50MW over the same period.

According to the latest Windpower Monthly Windicator, Ohio had a wind capacity of 102MW as of end-2011.

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